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Address: Arches National Park, UT
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Arch formation at the end of an easy hiking trail.

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A Small Arch That is Easily Accessible

Perhaps not a spectacular arch, but it is uniquely positioned and very easy to get to. It's a great stop for a very short hike. Recognize that you'll make part of the hike in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Glenn M
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Fremont, California

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perhaps not a spectacular arch, but it is uniquely positioned and very easy to get to. It's a great stop for a very short hike. Recognize that you'll make part of the hike in sand, so if solid footing is a requirement, this may not be for you.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Sand Dune Arch is not visible from the road; it requires a short (.3 mile) walk on an easy trail. It's a small arch between two red rock "fins" and you can walk right under it - children will probably enjoy this! The path is sandy and goes through some narrow passages, so it is not wheelchair accessible. The trail... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We did this walk and only saw 1 other person. The arch has great views back over the views. Just approx 2 miles if you do with sand dune arch it's an nice easy walk, with just a little clambering over rocks. Make sure you go through the Arch - the views the other way are amazing! Great fun!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Sand Dune Arch is named for a large pile of soft, wind-blown sand underneath. You are in the desert and all of a sudden you find yourself at a beach - minus water. You feel like you have landed on another planet. It was fun.

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Thank Qaiser2014
Center Valley, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Sand Dune Arch/Broken Arch Loop: My wife and I took this hike on a Monday in the first week of October 2016. This loop gives one access to Sand Dune Arch, Broken Arch and Tapestry Arch. Sand Dune Arch is accessed through a narrow slot canyon with high walls, and it is beautiful. Broken Arch (so named for its relatively... More 

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

It's a work-out for legs; plodding through unyielding sand but it is a characteristic of this part of the park so, plod along! Both Broken Arch (not broken yet, though) and Sand Dune Arch are in close proximity to each other. It's an easy (well, except for the sand) hike of about one mile round-trip and budgeting 45 minutes (more... More 

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Draper, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Very easy walk from the parking lot to this arch you will like the soft sand under your feet and the towering walls on either side of the pathway. you won't see the arch until you almost on top of it, well really below it. what is nice about this area is wind is minimal and the sun isn't bearing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

This was the coolest place in the Arches National Park for me! It seemed "otherworldly" as I could not imagine anything like it. It was like being on another planet! The problem is, no matter how I describe it or how many pictures I show people, you have to be there to fully appreciate this wonder of nature!

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This hike takes you through two fairly narrow walls of sandstone that offer shade to the hiker for almost the entire day. We hiked barefoot on the entire trail except the first 200 yards. The sand is clean, free of stickers, nice and cool. We took a lot of pictures here. It’s a busy little arch, maybe because of its... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We were advised to see this arch early in the morning. Even in late July, it was very pleasant right after sunrise. It was an easy walk, the only difficulty was thick sand that slowed us down a bit.

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